Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground London's for-hire 'Boris bikes' have been cruising the capital's streets for nearly seven years now, while similar projects operate in other parts of the country. Two Chinese companies believe there's still room for more innovative bike rental scheme… Source: Engadget Link: Chinese bike rental giants […]

India will be the first to power its ports with green energy

India will be the first to power its ports with green energy As the US comes to terms with President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, India is celebrating government efforts to promote green energy. Earlier this week, officials announced that all 12 of its major shipping po… Source: Engadget Link: […]

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts We have a plethora of options for getting around in an urban area. Buses, taxis, Uber, monorails, light rail and dirigibles (well, probably not the last one) make travel in big cities easier. But for those looking for a bit more freedom and fun, ther… […]

Obama's legacy: The most tech-savvy president

Obama's legacy: The most tech-savvy president When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, 2009, the federal government was in the digital dark ages. Even as late as 2011, he was complaining that the White House was 30 years behind. Among other things, Obama was the first presid… Source: Engadget Link: Obama's […]

Methane emissions spike with dangerous climate consequences

Methane emissions spike with dangerous climate consequences If you thought that the only greenhouse gas worth panicking over was carbon dioxide, then you're gonna need a lie down. Methane, the Art Garfunkel / Luigi to CO2's Paul Simon / Mario (delete as appropriate) is on a mission to wreck our planet. A glob… Source: Engadget […]

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy By Cat DiStasio When it comes to discussions about renewable energy, solar and wind power often take center stage. To a lesser degree, other forms like geothermal energy and hydropower also get some attention. But many people may not be aware that t… Source: Engadget Link: Six unexpected sources […]

Rockefellers give Exxon Mobil lashing over the environment

Rockefellers give Exxon Mobil lashing over the environment Earlier this year, the Rockefeller Brothers foundation divested its holding in Exxon Mobil, the company created* by John D. Rockefeller. Now, the descendants of the world's richest oil baron are launching a public broadside against the company that m… Source: Engadget Link: Rockefellers give Exxon Mobil lashing […]

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation By Cat DiStasio As the world's urban centers grow, getting around them becomes increasingly difficult. In some cities, traffic is congested all day long and rush hour can last for several hours. Fortunately, there are a number of innovations in publ… Source: Engadget Link: Six futuristic designs […]

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Tesla and Panasonic to build solar panels for PowerWall systems

Tesla and Panasonic to build solar panels for PowerWall systems Tesla has entered a deal with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels at the new SolarCity facility in Buffalo, NY. However, the deal is non-binding and depends on shareholder approval of Tesla's $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity. In its blog, Tesl… Source: Engadget Link: Tesla and […]

Smart trash can helps educate reluctant recyclers

Smart trash can helps educate reluctant recyclers France and recycling go together like hammers and fromage frais, which is why the country has some of the worst recycling rates in Europe. Local startup Uzer is hoping to encourage better habits with Eugene, a smart trash can that'll tell users what… Source: Engadget Link: Smart trash […]

Top chicken producer pours money into plant-based meat

Top chicken producer pours money into plant-based meat Tyson Foods is known for its chickens, nuggets, beef and pork, but it sounds like it doesn't consider mock meat makers to be its nemesis. In fact, it has poured money into Beyond Meat, enough to own five percent of the California-based company that c… Source: Engadget […]

Tesla drops the entry-level Model X 60D from its lineup

Tesla drops the entry-level Model X 60D from its lineup We hope you weren't scrimping and saving to put the entry-level Model X in your driveway. Tesla has quietly dropped the 60D version of its electric crossover, leaving the 75D as your only choice. While the Model X wasn't exactly a budget vehicle to s… […]

Tesla is holding a 'product unveiling' on October 17th

Tesla is holding a 'product unveiling' on October 17th This October is a busy month for Tesla. On top of a SolarCity-linked event on the 28th, the company's Elon Musk has revealed that there's a Tesla-specific "product unveiling" event slated for the 17th. It's not certain what will appear at the event (… Source: Engadget […]

Mobile, sun-seeking gardens, and more in the week that was

Mobile, sun-seeking gardens, and more in the week that was The Fisker Karma was one of the world's hottest plug-in hybrid supercars when it debuted in 2011 – and now its creator Henrik Fisker has announced plans to launch an electric sports car with a 400-mile range next year. Meanwhile, Mercedes is taking a… Source: […]

Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030

Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030 Germany isn't content with relying on financial incentives to usher in an era of pollution-free cars. The country's Bundesrat (federal council) has passed a resolution calling for a ban on new internal combustion engine cars by 2030. From then on,… Source: Engadget Link: Germany […]

Six wheels that give cars (and bikes) superpowers

Six wheels that give cars (and bikes) superpowers By Cat DiStasio For a long time, business experts said, "Don't try to reinvent the wheel." Now, that's the primary objective for many engineers looking to create the vehicles of the future. And just when it seems that there are no further improvemen… Source: Engadget Link: Six […]

ICYMI: Harnessing mother nature's fury for energy

ICYMI: Harnessing mother nature's fury for energy Today on In Case You Missed It: A Japanese engineer created a wind turbine that can harness energy from both typhoons and hurricanes, watch the video of it here. Meanwhile, researchers at Northwestern University developed a 3D printed bone made o… Source: Engadget Link: ICYMI: Harnessing mother nature's […]

The US' TV energy ratings don't reflect the real world

The US' TV energy ratings don't reflect the real world If you were hoping that your new, energy-efficient TV might help save the planet (and your power bill), you're in for bad news. Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group, has published research showing that the US' energy ra… Source: Engadget Link: The US' […]

Amsterdam's autonomous canal boats, and more in the week that was

Amsterdam's autonomous canal boats, and more in the week that was Hydrogen-powered cars and planes are on the rise, and this week Germany announced plans to launch the world's first completely hydrogen-powered passenger train in 2017. In other transportation news, Volvo unveiled a new SuperTruck that's 70 percent m… Source: Engadget Link: Amsterdam's autonomous canal […]